I’m not sure how I do it. Every year I get myself excited for the Clemson football season, as if they are going to be undefeated and win the national championship. That’s not really a good excuse, because in 1981 the Tigers were undefeated and won the national championship, yet somehow my check from the school must have gotten lost in the mail.
This season I was really excited. All we needed to do was beat Georgia, somehow upset Florida State, then win the rivalry game against the Gamecocks — a tall order since they have won five straight years against Clemson.
But we didn’t even do the first one. Now upsetting Florida State in a couple of weeks looks unlikely, and who knows what will happen when we play those birds from Columbia. And North Carolina is looking iffy too. And Louisville, Duke, Wake Forest